A pro-democracy organization, the Youth Advocacy Initiative (YAI), has commended the Lagos State House of Assembly over the prompt passage of the 2021 Appropriation Bill presented to it by the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu towards the tail end of 2020.
Leader of the group, Adekunle Akinde, in a release in Lagos weekend said, the Legislative House under the leadership of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has demonstrated its love for the progress of the state through the quick passage of the document, saying, the passage was the first step towards prompt implementation by the governor.
According to the group, who stated that the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa also deserves special praise for fulfilling his colleagues’ earlier promise of quick passage, saying, the state legislators have truly behaved in a manner that has convinced the people that are really honourable.
“We describe them as truly honourable because we recall that, when Governor Sanwo-Olu presented the N1.155 trillion 2021 Appropriation Bill before the House late last year, the Speaker, Obasa assured the people of Lagos State that the Bill would receive prompt attention.
“So, the action would assist the governor to hit the ground running as usual for the good of the state. And signing of the Bill to Law recently by the governor, was, no doubt made possible by the prompt passing of the important document by the State Legislators. This development has further confirmed the existence of cordial working relationship between the Executive and Legislative arms in the state,” the statement observed.
While expressing the confidence that the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu would do a good job on the Bill, the group seized the opportunity to remind him of the aspect of the youth mentoring contained in the document, charging him not to forget his promise in his Budget speech that, “there would be increment in its financial commitment to youth mentoring, mental health support, and substance abuse rehabilitation.”
The group commended the governor for his realization that, “the youths are the pillars of future development across the globe,” just as it also praised the 40 wise men/women in the House for playing well their part in the document’s passage, stressing that, the collective efforts of the House member would no doubt facilitate prompt implementation that would allow the youth aspect of the Budget see the light of the day.
The good people of Lagos State, according to the statement also deserve pat on the back for their encouragement that ginger the House to do the needful just as they are further enjoined to join hands in giving kudos to the 40 honourable members for doing a good job, enthusing that, the governor would be encourage by their support, act promptly in his usual manner of a responsive administrator.